Executive Director Lou Moore Departs Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jerry Magnin, announced today the departure of Executive Director Lou Moore. "Lou has been instrumental in seeing The Wallis through its evolution into a world-class performing arts center," said Magnin. "We applaud her dedication and wish her much success with her future plans."
According to Magnin, an announcement for The Wallis' 2014 - 2015 second season's productions is forthcoming with four theater productions, a series of children's productions, family shows, three renowned dance companies and musical performances planned. Artistic leadership for the season will be overseen by veteran theatrical professionals Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director for The Wallis, longtime associate of David Mamet and a founding member of The Atlantic Theatre Company, in tandem with James D'Asaro, current Director of Production for The Wallis and formerly Executive Director of the Broadway Bound Children's Theatre in Seattle as well as Director of Production at the New York City Opera. Tania Camargo remains in her role as General Manager of The Wallis.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in October 2013 and in its inaugural season, welcomed more than 40,000 arts patrons of all ages. This new venue transformed a Beverly Hills city block into a vibrant new cultural destination embracing the city's history while fast becoming a home to artists from around the world.
In addition, plans are currently underway for a year-round program of professional theater classes for young people, ages eight to eighteen, to launch in Spring 2015. Classrooms and administrative areas will be located within the historic post office. Drawing from the rich talent of Los Angeles' entertainment industry, a faculty of professionals and theater educators will serve as the directors and teachers of the program, providing a diverse curriculum in the performing arts. The school will offer exciting and unique opportunities for students to study with guest artists appearing on both stages of The Wallis.